Archive Page - 08/16/13 41 years, 2,172 covers and 54,888 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Lindsay Lohan: Prosecutors Investigating Community Service Hour Claims
- The Best Photos from the Week of Jan. 19- Jan. 25, 2015
- Who's Getting 'Drunk on a Plane' on the Way to the Super Bowl? These Guys!
- Cara Delevingne Stars in Teaser for New Chance the Rapper Video
- Is Bruce Jenner About to Get His Own Show?
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Wednesday January 28, 2015 07:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- August 12, 1991
- Vol. 36
- No. 5
Birdwoman...or Batwoman? Upside-Down Pilot Joann Osterud Sets New Distance and Endurance Records for Inverted Flight
Perhaps, but it certainly isn't for any lack of blood flow to her brain. Other effects of long exposure to negative gravity conditions-upside-downness, to you and me—include plugged ears and sleepy feet, Osterud reports. "And after an hour you feel like you have a really bad head cold. Your ears plug up. Then your face swells up." Osterud, 43, trained for her odd quest by dangling head-down from a special rig in her living room for 30 minutes to an hour at a time.
Her self-deprecating remarks aside, Osterud is anything but an airhead. A pilot for 22 years, she makes her living flying for United Airlines and does stunts for fun. And excitement: During a 1990 attempt at the upside-down record, her plane's engine failed, so Osterud guided the crippled aircraft eight miles to a safe landing. "I was so disappointed," she remembers now. "Then I was mad at myself, because we didn't do something we should have done."
Osterud, who is divorced from a pilot, says she's "too busy for romance right now." Her passion is flying, first and foremost. "Look at what we just did," she says. "They say kids are supposed to do that kind of thing. I realize I'm not a kid anymore, but I sure feel like one. I'll grow old, but I'll never grow up."
January 28, 2015
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!